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I thought it fitting to wait until after the real election – the one that took place Dec. 15 with the Electoral College – to touch on the ramifications of an illegal presidency. Barack Obama, a man born in Kenya (according to his grandmother) and holding dual Indonesian citizenship (the only way to account for some of his overseas travels), was indeed selected by the electors to become president.

The Constitution mandates the president be a “natural born citizen” of at least 35 years of age. That means born to two American parents on American soil. This requirement was made part of the Constitution to insure that the president had absolute loyalty to America, not the divided loyalties that might arise for someone with dual citizenship or strong family ties in another nation.

The lower federal courts have ruled that mere citizens and voters do not have a right to know if the candidates they are voting for meet this requirement. This is an absurdity. They have dismissed citizen demands that Obama show his real birth certificate to the court (not the “Certificate of Live Birth” posted on his website, which is not acceptable identification to obtain a passport, among other things).

Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 185,000 others and sign up now!

The U.S. Supreme Court, reviewing several similar cases submitted for emergency rulings, has essentially ruled that government leaders are not subject to the constitutional requirements demanded for office. Whether they intend it or not, the end result is that mob rule is OK by the Supremes. The Constitution’s constraints do not apply. So, on Jan. 20, the chief justice will swear into office a man who pledges to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” while that man fails to meet the requirements demanded of him by the very same document.

To the Constitution and the law, however, none of these actions matters. Unless Obama is a “natural born citizen,” no amount of judicial malfeasance or swearing in or out can make him a legal president. He cannot even be impeached, because he is not legally president. He will be what is known as a usurper.

Dictionary.com provides this definition:

“To seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force or without legal authority; or to take over or occupy without right: usurp a neighbor’s land; or to take the place of (another) without legal authority; supplant.”

The implications of this for America are staggering. The real world does not have a time machine, where such things can be sent back and undone. Any military adventure Obama undertakes in office, no matter how well-intentioned or necessary for the defense of the nation, will be illegal under international law. Soldiers will be subject to criminal prosecution in the nations where these actions take place. Any treaties Obama executes will be of no force. Any domestic laws he signs will be illegal. If they are enforced, that enforcement will itself be illegal, and the wronged party due damages for enforcement.

Think about it. Most all of us have had to show a complete birth certificate (with a doctor signature and named hospital) at one time or another – to prove that we are indeed who we claim to be. If Obama has such a document showing an American mother, American father and the place and time he was born on America soil – why would he withhold it? How small of a courtesy is that to the nation that elected him? And what possible harm could Obama suffer by making the document available for inspection by the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court?

 


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